Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Victoria records five new cases, Queensland 16

Victoria has recorded six new covid-19 infections today after more than 27,000 people came forward for testing.
Three of the cases, including one which was reported yesterday, remain under investigation.
Two schools in Victoria remain closed today as Melbourne tries to squash the outbreak.
Almost 2500 students and staff from, Al-Taqwa College, an Islamic primary and secondary school in Truganina outside of Melbourne, are in isolation after a teacher tested positive yesterday.
A caller alerted 3AW Drive to the news on wednesday afternoon.
It is understood the teacher may have been infectious while at the school last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The school has now been declared a Tier 1 exposure site and will be closed for 14 days with all staff and students now requiring immediate testing.
A designated testing site was set up at Melbourne Showgrounds yesterday and will be available again today.
The news comes after another school, Ilim College, in Melbourne’s north, last night announced it would close its three campuses from Thursday.
A Facebook post from the school said the closure was a “precautionary measure” and no positive cases had been detected inside the school community.
Meanwhile, Queensland has recorded 16 new locally-acquired cases of COVID-19, all linked to the west Brisbane cluster.
Three cases were infectious in the community for just one day, July 30, and another one for two, July 30-31.
The rest were in quarantine for their infectious period.

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